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August 2013

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Interdisciplinary project seeks to improve Great Plains water sustainability
An outpouring of research funds is helping a group of Kansas State University researchers study how human activity and climate change affect Central Great Plains water systems

Alumni provide philanthropic support for the new home of the College of Business Administration
Stephen and Cathryn Wiltfong Lacy, Des Moines, Iowa, have made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.

K-State Celebrates coming to Kansas City area Sept. 11
Kansas State University is offering a look at campus life for high school students from the Greater Kansas City area.

Division of Continuing Education scholarships provide financial support to distance students for fall term
Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education has awarded more than 20 scholarships to students from across the country for the fall 2013 semester.


Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

Veterinary microbiologist named senior international scientist by Chinese Academy of Sciences
A Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine microbiologist is sharing his expertise with Chinese scientists through a collaborative international research program.

Online open house connects distance education students to campus
The launch of a virtual open house is the latest effort by Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education to help bring the campus to online learners.


Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

University students help reduce nitrate levels at Kansas site
Kansas State University students are helping protect the environment and reduce public health risks.

Kansas State University Day at the Kansas State Fair is Sept. 8 
The 2013 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson will have a decidedly purple hue with the first Sunday of the fair designated as K-State Day. The university will be recognized as the official sponsor on Sept. 8 as the fair celebrates its 100th birthday.


Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

Study forecasts future water levels of crucial agricultural aquifer
If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.

Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects 
Kansas State University entomologists have helped identify a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects.

Collaboration brings Chinese veterinary students to Kansas State University

For the first time since 1950, students from China are being supported by their home country to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the United States -- and it's happening at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

K-State Olathe named an Economic Development Administration University Center
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has designated Kansas State University Olathe as part of its University Center Economic Development Program. The university will receive a $250,000 grant annually over the next five years to support the creation and infrastructure of the K-State Olathe Innovation Accelerator.

Iconic arched-roof cellars subject of research project, public forums and upcoming Beach Museum exhibition
Native stone, arched-roof cellars, a part of many pioneer homesteads in the Flint Hills, are the focus of work by artist Tom Parish, who is seeking the public's help with a collaborative research project. This work will help with his upcoming exhibition at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University.

Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series to host two experts on constitutional law, voting rights act
An expert on the U.S. Constitution will speak as part of Kansas State University's fall 2013 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.

Career and employment services sponsors events to find part-time jobs, connect with employment experts and more
Kansas State University's career and employment services invites new and returning students to start their fall semester with two Week of Welcome events.

Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant supports student's international perspective on furniture design
A Kansas State University graduate student has received a study abroad grant from Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.


Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Barton Community College, Kansas State University sign reverse transfer agreement
The typical educational journey often starts with a student earning a community college degree and then moving on to a four-year institution. In a progressive move, Barton Community College and Kansas State University have made it easier for students to transfer credits in the opposite direction.

September to remember: School year kicks off with music, drama, art, dance and more
September brings the rock band Foreigner, tap dancing, guest artists, new art exhibitions and much more to the Kansas State University campus. Events, most free and open to the public unless otherwise noted, include:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute again offering courses in Manhattan
Adults 50 and older can take advantage of six classes and one special event being offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Manhattan this fall.


Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Well-being not a priority for workaholics, researcher says
Working overtime may cost you your health, according to a Kansas State University doctoral researcher.

Week of Welcome activities engage, entertain students
Kansas State University students will be welcomed to campus with a variety of information and activities during Week of Welcome, Aug. 24-30.

Curtain call: Tickets available for university student theatre, dance productions
Music, comedy, drama, dance and more -- it's all on stage in the upcoming performance season for Kansas State University's theatre and dance programs.


Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

New fall lecture series builds on youth interest in Animal Health Corridor
A new fall lecture series on the Kansas State University Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, is all about getting high school students interested in careers related to the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. 

University, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley to renew partnership
Kansas State University and the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will renew a partnership in an on-campus ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Media and members of the public are invited to attend. 



Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

Study finds PHS gene that prevents wheat from sprouting; fewer crop losses anticipated
A new study about the common problem of preharvest sprouting, or PHS, in wheat is nipping the crop-killing issue in the bud.



Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

University to lead world's first NSF-established research center for wheat; first such center for crop plants
The National Science Foundation has named Kansas State University as its lead institution for the world's first Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on wheat.

Online program teaches veterinarians small business basics
Veterinarians can strengthen their business knowledge and skills thanks to a program launched in partnership with Kansas State University.

Inaugural convocation to welcome new students
Kansas State University will host its first convocation for new students to kick off the academic year.


Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

College of Education offers new online course work for teachers and paraprofessionals
Promoting effective K-12 teaching is the focus of new online course work offered by the College of Education at Kansas State University.


Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

Research collaboration aims to improve wireless technology, smartphones
Through a new research partnership, Kansas State University is helping Kansas businesses and the state's economy while improving the technology behind wireless communication systems and smartphones.

Timely warning about sexual assault
The K-State Police Department is cautioning the Kansas State University community about walking alone at night after a reported sexual assault in the early morning hours of Aug. 11, 2013.


Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Diagnostic lab keeps dogs healthy with new test for canine brucellosis
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is offering a rapid, accurate serology test for canine brucellosis, an infectious disease that affects male and female dogs' abilities to reproduce.

Free workshop looks at future of water use, developing research and forming collaborations
Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design will host the free workshop "Research in Political Fragmentation and Water Resource Management" from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre.



Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

University, Manhattan earn national recognitions for excellence
Business Insider and Forbes magazine are recognizing Kansas State University and Manhattan as great places. 



Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

A fitting home: Beach Museum of Art acquires John Steuart Curry's 'Kansas Pasture'
Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is expanding its collection of works by one of America's best-known regionalist painters, John Steuart Curry.

K-State Olathe takes a swipe at hunger to help famine victims; volunteers and donors needed for food packaging event
More than 150 volunteers are needed to help with the Numana SWIPE Out Hunger event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Kansas State University Olathe.


Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

College of Arts and Sciences dean selected as American Chemical Society fellow
Peter Dorhout, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Kansas State University, has been selected as a 2013 American Chemical Society fellow and will be recognized at the society's upcoming fall national meeting in Indianapolis.

Alumni provide philanthropic support for new home of university's College of Business Administration
Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Mass., have made a $10 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.


Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Princeton Review features Kansas State University as one of the best colleges in the nation
The Princeton Review's "The Best 378 Colleges" 2014 edition student surveys rank Kansas State University No. 2 for great campus and community relations; No. 5 for student satisfaction; No. 6 for the happiest students; and No. 7 for best quality of life.

University veterinarian has five tips for protecting your pet during a flood
Veterinarian warns of dangers around the home during and after a flood that might distress your pet.


Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

Prema Arasu named CEO and vice provost of Kansas State University Olathe
An infectious diseases researcher, veterinarian and leader in university international engagement has been chosen to head Kansas State University's presence in Greater Kansas City.  

University child/adolescent counselor says process of mindfulness may help children focus in the classroom
A Kansas State University child/adolescent counselor says a process used to help adults with anxiety disorders may also have a place in the classroom, helping children keep their focus on the subject at hand.


Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

University co-hosts conference to inspire collaboration, preservation of grasslands
Nearly 200 researchers, students, ranchers and conservationists will gather in Manhattan Aug. 12-14 for the biennial America's Grasslands Conference. 

Paying students for grades may provide wrong motivation to excel, professor says
Paying your kids for getting good grades may not be the most effective way to motive them to do well in school, according to a Kansas State University family studies and human services professor

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 

Unwanted enrollment: Termites bugging the bug department
It's not unusual to see bugs crawling around Waters Hall at Kansas State University -- in fact, they're usually welcome. However, some unwanted six-legged guests have made their way into the building and are causing quite the headache.

New interior architecture and product design grad takes first in competition

A recent Kansas State University master's graduate in interior architecture and product design is a winner in a national woodworking competition.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

Engineering students, organizations earn high recognitions at international meeting
A Kansas State University department of biological and agricultural engineering competition team, student organization and new graduate earned awards at the recent annual international meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Kansas City, Mo.

K-State Salina team places sixth in air race
An all-female Kansas State University Salina student team clocked its highest overall finish ever for the university in the Air Race Classic.

Golf tourney Oct. 4 to raise scholarship funds for College of Architecture, Planning and Design students
The Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design, known as APDesign, will host its first Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Manhattan Country Club, 1531 N. 10th St., Manhattan.